This past weekend was a bit of a blur. I skipped the workout on Friday in favor of getting a few things done and relaxing playing a video game. Saturday we did Nicole’s gymnastics class and it was a good one. Lots and lots of core and quads followed by a double-header of soccer for AJ.
Yesterday after the time change, I was pretty much mindless. Played more video games and accomplished NOTHING. We all need those days once in a while. But I feel really guilty as a result.
Back to work today. Back to the box today. And though my brain wasn’t really in a great spot, I did my best to shake it off as soon as we started warming up for the workout. We had a fun group for Coach Drea — Nicole, Logan, Melissa, and Sarah.
We started with one of Nicole’s fun warm-ups — lots of squatting and stretching. Then we moved to PVC and empty barbell warm-ups for overhead squats. And we moved on to putting some weight on the bar.
Last time we did overhead squat PRs, I made it to 145# back in July. For a guy who started five years ago and could barely hold a PVC pipe overhead, that was a big deal. And a few weeks ago we did 5x OHS and I made it to 115#, which was great.
Today? I wasn’t sure what I was going to hit. Drea said to shoot for 75% or so to start and see where you landed, so that’s what I did.
- Warm-up: 45#, 75#, 95#
- 145# (old PR)
- 150# (5# PR)
- 155# (10# PR)
Here’s the crazy part. 145# felt better than 135#. And 150/155# felt better than 145#. The heavier I got, the better it felt. How weird is that? I felt like I could have pushed farther, but we ran out of time. And that’s fine – leaves me some room for next time I guess. 🙂
Logan managed a 20# PR as well, so I know I wasn’t alone in seeing a few gains today. Good work! And thank you Melissa, Nicole, and Drea for the encouragement. I will do my best not to minimize PRs. 🙂